Traceability systems and origin based meat products in the South African sheep meat industry

Show simple item record Van der Merwe, Melissa Kirsten, Johann F. 2016-06-06T06:41:48Z 2016-06-06T06:41:48Z 2015-01
dc.description.abstract In a consumer-driven world, consumers want to experience a connection between the product that they are consuming and the product’s origin. To guarantee the validity of this connection and therefore the origin attribute of the product, traceability systems are required. The main purpose of this paper is to assess current traceability systems implemented in South African sheep abattoirs, thereby establishing their ability to guarantee the origin of a carcass. Research indicated that the South African sheep abattoirs have traceability systems in place and they can guarantee the origin of a meat product. The descriptive analysis and hypothesis tests identified the tipping factor for the implementation of a traceability system, as the requirement from retail markets to which these abattoirs deliver their product. en_ZA
dc.description.department Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation M. van der Merwe & J.F. Kirsten (2015) Traceability systems origin and based meat products in the South African sheep meat industry, Agrekon, 54:1, 53-69, DOI:10.1080/03031853.2015.1019524. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0303-1853 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-0400 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/03031853.2015.1019524
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa. This is an electronic version of an article published in Agrekon, vol. 54, no.1, pp. 53-69, 2015. doi : 10.1080/03031853.2015.1019524. Agrekon is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/ragr20. en_ZA
dc.subject Traceability en_ZA
dc.subject South African abattoirs en_ZA
dc.subject Karoo lamb en_ZA
dc.subject Fisher’s exact test en_ZA
dc.title Traceability systems and origin based meat products in the South African sheep meat industry en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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